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Casanova T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Poomerang T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b C1
Regular Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 600 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III
FA: Doug Robinson, Lester Robinson, 1970
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Shared By: Brandon Adams on Apr 2, 2017
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Five pitches of adventurous climbing. Wide is the name of the game, but edges and ways to cheat around the offwidth abound. 2nd pitch roof is stellar. Make sure to traverse right above offwidth after roof of second pitch. All pitches are memorable. I would recommend this route.

Location

Left side of Elderberry Buttress. 2 double rope raps down joint effort. Climb right from top of route to find rappel.

Protection

1x .3-6
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Dmitriy Litvak
Pacifica, CA
Dmitriy Litvak   Pacifica, CA
An adventure in wide. Not too bad if you've got some style. In wide, 1 of 4, 5, 6 was plenty. Just use them where you really need them and you'll be fine.
O/w a double rack. Jul 10, 2017
Singles to 6" was perfect, with a couple med-large stoppers. Classic old-school route to a great Pine Creek summit. #5&6 are only needed on P4, and can be walked almost the entire length of the pitch. I think it is entirely possible to rap the wall with a single 70M based on the middle-mark on my 60M rope, though I did not try.. proceed with caution Aug 28, 2017

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